In today’s Christmas Gift Guide, I have a veritable stash of goodies from cool brand SuperDry. Better known for its hip take on street-wear, their beauty gift range may be overlooked in preference for the brand’s hoodies and casual-wear. But the beauty collection is exceptionally good – fantastically covetable with great quality packaging, popping colours and wearable make-up sets.
Ideal for teenagers or scene-sters in your midst this Christmas is this gorgeous Pop Eyes Palette, £15. It’s a high-impact eye shadow palette with polka dot detailing. It may look too much on the ‘neon’ side of things to be truly wearable, but don’t be fooled. Take a second look, as the patterns quickly wear off to reveal some fabulous base colours. There are nine, shades – Thistle, Navajo White, Asphalt, Shocking Pink, Product Orange, Shallow Teal, Blue Smoke, Sunflower and Somber Grey – and the powders are wonderfully velvety with a mixture of matt and shimmer finishes. All of the beauty products come in keepsake kraft card boxes, which are brilliant good quality – this one, especially, is lovely with its hot pink lid.
Another fab little gift is the Baby Bento Beauty Box, £14. This all-in-one compact for 21st century girls contains a Greta Pink Lip Glaze, Jet Black Volumising Mascara, Coral Reef Cream Blush, quad of soft-shimmer Eye Shadows (in Pink Champagne, Somber Grey, Asphalt and Buckskin) plus an applicator. The palette has a handy mirror and is in a bold – on the money designed – box.
Love these chubby lip crayons. The Mini Lip Crayon Series, £15, is a collection of five balmy crayons that glide onto lips and give a sheer colour that you can build up to suit. The bright-looking colours – Candy Pink, Electric Pink, Soda Pop, Rebel Red and Tom – are in fact much more subtle than they look and are fantastic for keeping lips in tip-top condition through the day as they contain aloe vera, coconut oil and vitamin E.
Superdry’s Prep & Paint, £12.50, is the perfect stocking filler. The trio of nail must-haves come in a cute mini neon bag and include two vibrant Nail Paints (in Punk Pink and Product Orange) plus a compact nail Buff Block. Gorge.
Superdry’s Lip & Tip, £10, meanwhile, is a great gift for fashion-forward gals. The duo gift set contains a Lip Glaze and Nail Paint. The Lip Glaze gives an even, high-gloss finish and has a vanilla fragrance while the Nail Paint in French Fancy gives a subtle pink shade. Very cute.
Lastly, a great little all-rounder for all ages is the Lip Fix, £6. Flavoured with peppermint, the balm soothes and protects dry, chapped lips. It relieves and moisturises, leaving lips soft and smooth. Perfect for kissing under the mistletoe.